Job Description

Principle Ecologist

Ref No: SF17020

Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

Competitive salary

Principle Ecologist- Cork 

Core Purpose:
A client company in Cork is looking to recruit a Principal Ecologist who will work as an integral member of the Energy and Planning team in our offices nationwide, aiding the expansion of the Energy and Planning business and working closely with fellow professionals. The position will suit candidates with a minimum of 10 years of experience. This position offers exposure to a broad range of areas within the renewable energy, waste management and civil infrastructure sectors as our client company have a broad spectrum of ongoing projects and can offer the successful candidate a clear path for career development.

Core Responsibilities:

  • The Principal Ecologist will, amongst other things, be responsible for:
  • Managing individual contracts to deliver high quality ecological consultancy services
  • Providing expert ecological input for a range of projects
  • Planning, conducting and supervising the execution of site ecological surveys and fieldwork
  • Preparing and monitoring of the implementation of Construction Environmental Management Plans
  • Undertaking Appropriate Assessments and Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs), Biodiversity Chapters for Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) and other environmental reporting requirements
  • Writing of technical reports and other deliverables
  • Managing quality including attention to detail and accuracy, delivery of contracts on time and to the highest possible standards, and continue to strive to improve the quality of work produced by the Ecology Team
  • Providing expert witness at Oral Hearings
  • Developing excellent relationships with clients and attending meetings with clients and design teams when necessary

Skills / Qualifications

  • A degree in ecology or related subject
  • A minimum of 10 years post graduate experience in environmental consultancy
  • Member of CIEEM, CIWEM or equivalent professional body
  • Experienced in the oral hearing process and in the role of expert witness
  • Detailed knowledge of wildlife and conservation legislation within Ireland
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
  • Experienced in the preparation and monitoring of the implementation of Construction Environmental Management Plans
  • Experienced in working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication, organisational and project management skills
  • A full clean driver’s licence

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